Fonds P201 - Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke) fonds

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Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke) fonds

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    CA ETRC P201

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    • 1858-2023 (Creation)
      Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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    0.71 m of textual records. - 13 photographs : b&w and col.

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    The Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, is noted for being one of the oldest Masonic lodges in Quebec that was established in the first half of the nineteenth century. Like all other Chapters, it sought to instill goodwill and acceptances among its members, regardless of their religious or political views, as well as help to maintain order along the Canadian border during the tumultuous warring periods of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Between the years of 1982 and 1983, the Lively Stone Chapter, Holyrood Chapter and Friendship Chapter amalgamated with the Golden Rule Chapter as they were struggling with low member numbers and financial troubles.

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    The documents were maintained by the Lodge until they were donated in 2011, and again in 2023.

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    The fonds contains primary source material on the Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, between 1858 and 2023 in Sherbrooke. It consists of minutes, notices of meetings, correspondence, attendence registers, financial statements, annual returns, membership lists and membership registers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History (1876-2023), Constituent Documents (1876-1985), Administration (1858-2015), Finances (1882-2013), Membership (1859-2014), and Photographs (1992-1995).

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    The documents were donated by Dave MacCormack in 2011, then by Wendy and Bruce Durrant in 2023.


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      Researchers may also consult Friendship Chapter, No. 13, Freemasons (Cookshire) fonds (P202), Holyrood Chapter, No. 15, Freemasons (Richmond) fonds (P203) and Lively Stone Chapter, No. 16, Freemasons (Stanstead) fonds (P204).

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      January 28, 2016
      July 28, 2023

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